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Old December 15 2012, 01:31 AM   #1039
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Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: View Post
well, I agree with that.

But anarchy is still not tyrannical.
Yes, it is. "Tyranny" does not refer exclusively to governmental overreach. It refers to any situation in which a person's rights are being violated.

The film can have whatever themes it's all about execution, and having the theme evolve naturally from the story... or have them work together in concert.

That's not what has happened here. Nolan constructed a complex narrative, but the story underneath it all is paper thin.
You keep repeating this, but you never explain what it means.

And the themes of economy were not well-realized. If he really wanted to tackle the inequality issue, he would have had Bruce Wayne be the villain, and would have had people rise up against people like him. Imagine that. Bruce Wayne is the villain and the hero.
That's one way of dealing with the issue, sure. But that's not the only way of doing it that's creatively valid.

Magus on a Star Trek wrote: View Post
He wasn't "tackling" the issues, just using them as a backdrop without really taking sides in the political controversy.
I think it's silly to pretend there are only two sides you can take.
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